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Title: Music Colors Our World
Ashlynn C
(6-8)
 
 
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Graphic Design-
Title : Music Colors Our World 
Ashlynn C
(6-8)
 

Graphic Design

(6-8)

Ashlynn C

Title: Music Colors Our World

Inspiration: I had this original photo that I took last year while experimenting with light refracting through water droplets on a music CD. The CD was laying on top of a textured black table cloth. Then I dropped drops of water on the CD. I took the picture in a dark room and used different settings until I came up the the original photograph.

Since just about everyone loves music and music can set the mood for anything in our lives, I decided to use this photograph of refracted light on a music CD to send the message that “Music Colors Our World” which is my title.

I used Pixlr online Editor for my design. Each component of my design was created in different layers including every music note and each part of the text. I created the text with the title using the color picker to select a color that was actually part of the original photograph. I also used a layers tool that will change any text or image. I used it with both the text and images music notes to give a glow effect and shadows..

Steps

  1. I created a new project in Pixlr and imported my background image.

  2. I found my music notes by googling free png music note images.(http://www.clipartpanda.com/categories/music-notes-clip-art-png)

  3. I saved these images to my documents as a png.

  4. Then I created a new layer in Pixlr editor for each of my music note images. Next I drag the layer onto the page.

  5. I duplicated each music note on several different layers so I can use each one separately and manipulate the images separately. For example, some of the notes had to be made smaller. I did this by click on the layer I was working on. Then I clicked on edit and then free transform. This allowed me to make it larger, smaller, or even rotate it. Then I placed each note in on top of the water droplets.

  6. In order to make the notes look like they were floating inside the droplets, I used the lays tool to either add drop shadow, inner shadow, bevel edge, inner glow or outer glow. I also had to select colors for each of these. Then I changed the distance, size and angle of the shadow or glow. On some images I used two or three styles. For example I used inner shadow, bevel edge and outer glow on one to give it a different look as if it had more light shining through on the music note that was floating in the droplet. Some I changed according to how the droplet looked (if it was in focus or if it was a little blurred). I did this same steps with the word music that is also inside of one of the droplets.

  7. After adding the text, Then I merged all layers together to create one graphic design.

Original background photograph used for background of graphic design.
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Blue note (PNG) used for graphic design 
http://www.clipartpanda.com/categories/music-notes-clip-art-png
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Pink Music Note (PNG) used for Graphic design
http://www.clipartpanda.com/categories/music-notes-clip-art-png 
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